Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day Flood

We woke up on Father's Day to a raging thunderstorm outside, but we didn't let that stop our fun for the day.  As soon as the rain stopped falling the girls and daddy headed outside to make the most of the flood that overtakes our yard whenever we've been blessed with a bit more rain than the ground can handle.  We've been fortunate to get quite a bit of rain in this part of the state so rather than complain about the flooding, we're simply thankful and find a way to make the most out of it.  

This time it was a couple of quick DIY sailboats that were the star of the water play.  The girls had a blast chasing their boats (and Daddy) around the "raging river" until everyone was soaking wet.  

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It didn't take too long for them to want to add a few sailors to their boats but we found that rock and stick people make the boats unstable and really weren't going to be a good fit.  Daddy suggested they stick a Lego figure or two aboard and after the cries of outrage subsided over that idea Mama came up with a better plan- Sailors that we wouldn't mind losing if the boats happened to capsize on their journey.  Allow me to introduce you to our pipe cleaner sailors.  

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These little sailors were a perfect fit for our lightweight vessels and their wire legs allowed them to stick tight into the foam bottom of the boat so not one sailor was lost, no matter how swift the water moved.  I have a feeling we're going to see many more pipe cleaner people popping up during our adventures this summer.  

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